Definition of Cartier

1. Noun. French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557).

Exact synonyms: Jacques Cartier
Generic synonyms: Navigator

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cartier

Cartesian doubt
Cartesian doubts
Cartesian plane
Cartesian product
Cartesian products
Cartesian space
Cartesian well
Carthamus tinctorius
Carthusian order
Cartier (current term)
Carum carvi
Carus' circle
Carus' curve
Carvallo's sign
Cary Grant
Carya aquatica
Carya cordiformis
Carya glabra

Literary usage of Cartier

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"And after that Cartier had ... alfo that the faid Cartier had received letters from the king, whereby he did ..."

2. Early English and French Voyages: Chiefly from Hakluyt, 1534-1608 by Richard Hakluyt (1906)
"KING FRANCIS the first having heard the report of Captaine Cartier his Pilot generall in his two former Voyages of discovery, as well by writing as by word ..."

3. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1884)
"His subordinate, Cartier, was not appointed until October 17 following, his papers being signed by Henry the Dauphin on the 2Oth. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"In March 1848, seven years after responsible government had been established in Canada, Cartier was elected a member of the legislative assembly for the ..."

5. History of Canada: From the Time of Its Discovery Till the Union Year 1840-41 by François-Xavier Garneau (1866)
"Second voyage of Jacques Cartier; he discovers the river St. Lawrence. ... Cartier winters in the country, his vessels being iced up. ..."

6. The Canadian Portrait Gallery by John Charles Dent (1880)
"In Lower Canada, in the early days of George Etienne Cartier, two avocations ... Cartier chose the latter. To qualify himself for his intended profession, ..."

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